Professor in the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and member of the IICT Scientific Board, Head of the Centre for Security and Defence Management.
Security and defence planner combining governmental experience with sound theoretical knowledge and background in cybernetics, complexity, and security studies; Specializing in security sector reform, primarily from organizational management perspective; Considerable expertise in leading and participating in national and international research teams. Defence minister in Bulgaria's Caretaker Government, March-May 2013.
Editor-in-Chief of Information & Security: An International Journal and the DCAF series in Security and Defence Management, member of the Editorial Boards of Connections: The Quarterly Journal and the Journal of Defense Management.
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Previous positions and functions
In research organizations: Director of the Bulgarian Defence Institute (May 2016 - Apr 2017); Head of the IT for Security Department (Oct 2010 - Apr 2016) in the Institute of ICT and senior researcher in its predessessor - the Institute for Parallel Pocessing (Apr 2008 - Aug 2009) and the Space Research Institute (Oct 2001 - Jan 2005; Feb 1997 - Nov 1998), researcher in the Institute of Control and Systems Research (Apr 1995 - Jan 1997).
In higher education: Head of the "Security and Defence Management" Department of the "G.S. Rakovski" Defence Academy (Feb 2005 - March 2008); Assistant Professor in Bulgaria's Air Force Academy (Dec 1989 - Aug 1992)
In Government: Minister of Defence (March - May 2013); Advisor to the Minister of Defence (Sep 2009 – Sep 2010); Director, Armaments Policy Directorate and National Armaments Director (May – Sep 2001); Director, Defence Planning Directorate, Ministry of Defence (Nov 1998 – Apr 2001); officer in the Air Force till September 1994.
In R&D organization and cooperation: Member of EDA's R&T Steering Board and NATO's Science and Technology Board (May 2016 - Apr 2017); Member of RTB and National representative at the RTO System Analysis and Studies panel (Feb 2005 – Mar 2008), partner country representative at NATO's Research and Technology Board (1999-2001); Program Director at the Centre for National Security and Defence Research of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (May 2002 - August 2009)
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